Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return to AC Milan on 6 month deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to take his talents back to Serie A, according to a Thursday report.

Per Italian reporter Gianluca di Marzio, Ibrahimovic has agreed to return to AC Milan, a move that would reunite him with the club he played for from 2010-2012. The legendary 38-year-old striker had been without a club since it was announced he wouldn’t be returning to the LA Galaxy back in November.

Per di Marzio, the deal is expected to be officially announced Thursday evening or Friday morning, with Ibrahimovic to join Milan on a six-month contract through June 2020 that can be renewed based on incentives. 

Ibrahimovic is getting up there in years, but during his time in MLS, he showed he’s still very much capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. The Galaxy had their struggles on the pitch during Ibrahimovic’s time in the league, missing the playoffs in 2018 and getting bounced by rivals LAFC in last year’s Western Conference Semifinals, but he still racked up an eye-popping 52 goals in 56 MLS games, many of them of his vintage, highlight-reel variety.